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Food Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs – Check out OEN’s Angel Food Conference.

By Alex Palmer | March 26, 2019

After a year-long break, the signature OEN event, Angel Oregon, is BACK! If you’re a food start-up or entrepreneur in Southern Oregon check it out, the competition is open to entrants state-wide. This year’s event, the Angel Food Conference, will showcase scaling food & beverage companies from Oregon and SW Washington and represents the state’s first […]

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February 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 26, 2019

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.4 percent in February 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in February included Washington (3.7%) and Hood River (3.8%). Only these three counties had unemployment rates at or below the national rate of 3.8 percent. Seven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates below the statewide rate of

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Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference Exhibitor

By carrie | March 22, 2019

Cost effective opportunity to share more about your company, gain potential new customers, and network with more than 200 expected attendees. Deadline to register is 9-10-19.

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Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference Sponsorship

By carrie | March 22, 2019
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Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference 2019 – Smart Communities

By carrie | March 22, 2019

The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference draws attendees from all regions of the country to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about telecommunications. The 2019 conference presenters and attendees will be exploring Smart Communities: strategies, applications, enabling technologies and Oregon initiatives. Topics include smart cities, Internet of Things, new developing technologies, and smart solutions for rural cities. […]

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Buying a business as a route to entrepreneurship?

By Alex Palmer | March 21, 2019

This article from Oregon Business got me thinking… on the one hand the number of baby boomers potentially looking to sell businesses could be seen as a problem (hence the very useful suggestions in the article aimed at those boomers looking to sell). But with every problem comes opportunity for anyone else looking to buy […]

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Oregon’s Job Growth 16th Fastest Among the States

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 21, 2019

Oregon had the 16th fastest job growth among the states from January 2018 to January 2019. Adding 29,500 jobs for a growth rate of 1.5 percent, Oregon’s respectable job growth was slower than first ranked Nevada (+3.9%), and neighboring Washington (+2.5%) and Idaho (+2.4%). California ranked 17th with a growth rate of 1.4 percent. Oregon’s job growth rate last year was slightly slower than the

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Get Ready For PitchFest on July 11th.

By Alex Palmer | March 20, 2019

SOREDI, in partnership with the OTBC Virtual Incubator Program launches PitchFest, which sees the return of an annual Pitch contest to Southern Oregon this July. Forming a key part of the LAUNCH program of events and initiatives aimed at building the regional entrepreneurial eco-system, PitchFest has been designed to provide a platform for entrepreneurs, inventors […]

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The Ground Floor Podcast on JPR: What’s On Your Menu?

By Alex Palmer | March 20, 2019

Would you like to hear about today’s specials?  By the time you get that question, you’ve got a restaurant menu in your hands.  And a Rogue Valley company makes sure the menus have an impact on a customer. Jim Williams is the CEO of Ashland-based Must Have Menus; he is the guest on this month’s edition […]

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LAUNCH|Talk: Successful E-Commerce 101

By Codi Spodnik | March 20, 2019

Join our panel to discuss everything about building a dedicated e-commerce business, from adding an e-commerce component to a traditional brick and mortar business to building a successful side hustle on Amazon. Panelists include Jim Teece, Oscar Castro, Sabina King and Brandon Kirkland. Oscar Castro is VP eCommerce at Harry & David and is responsible […]

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Tierra del Sol would not have been able to get financing for the store without SOREDI. SOREDI is an important resource in Southern Oregon that...

Heidi Phillips, Owner
Tierra del Sol, Grants Pass

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